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this morning on "world news now," coming to america. the pope is just hours away from his first trip to the u.s. the strict security and final preparations before history is made. facing justice. the mother of boston's so-called baby doe and her boyfriend in court after months of mystery, the outrage in front of a judge. and new this half hour bionics for a man who was severely injured. >> doctors replaced part of his leg with hi-tech prosthetics. it's so advanced it's adjusted with an app. >> and later, tense moments between miss piggy and kermit just hours before their primetime premiere tonight. their appearance last night on jimmy kimmel. it's in "the skinny" on this tuesday, september 22nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> it does look entertaining.
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i know that's part of the abc family, but you know, the muppets, it looks like a good show. >> i'm wondering who is dressing miss piggy. i did like a few of her outfits. >> she's into sequins. >> she likes sequinned dresses. >> looking good. >> how do you know what she's into? >> now that she's single. but of course, we're going to get started with the pope, big day. >> from miss piggy to the pope. >> exactly. nice transition. >> i was wondering how you were going to make the transition. he is coming to america today. where he will be greeted by president obama as he steps off the plane. >> the pope is enjoying one more morning of rock star treatment in cuba. massive crowds are lining up to get a glimpse of him as he continues to send a message of change. abc's cecileal vega has more on the pope's u.s. i continually and the unprecedented security in place to keep him safe. >> reporter: it is down to the finishing touches. >> test, one, two. >> reporter: a sea of chairs out.
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the welcome banner up. >> just that the holy father is coming to our country is really exciting. >> reporter: first stop -- washington. a visit to the white house and a first ever papal address to congress. in new york, a procession through central park, mass at madison square garden for 20,000. in philadelphia, pope francis will stand at the same lectern abraham lincoln used to deliver the gettysburg address. one of the largest security operations in u.s. history. thousands of cameras and officers on patrol. the pope cruising around in his open air popemobile. st. patrick's cathedral now glistens. 9,000 organ pipes cleaned, the communion wafers ready, the programs all printed. the goal, nothing short of immaculate. here at the largest catholic church in the country, it is a mad dash to finish in time, but even with all of this planning you never know what you're going to get with pope francis. he is after all, the pope of surprises. cecilia vega, abc news, washington. >> great few days ahead here in
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the u.s. >> on monday, the pope marked the anniversary of the day he decided as a teenager to become a priest. he celebrated mass in the cuba city of holguin in a plaza packed with 150,000 people. the pope was welcomed by singing children and a sea of waving flags. and he called on cubans to overcome resistance to change. now during his visit to washington, the pope will eat lunch with some of the city's homeless residents. rashad ellis bay is the head chef who will be preparing that meal. here's a photo of what the meal will look like. teriyaki, marinated chicken, blanched green beans and carrots as well as pasta salad. the chef says he's a bit jittery about the day but it definitely touches his heart. and be sure to stay with abc news as we follow the pope's every move in america. look for live coverage this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. as the pope arrives at joint base and druze. and it's a big weekend for
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religion and security. not only is the pope visiting the u.s. but jews worldwide are observing a major holiday. muslims are swarming to mecca for the annual haj pilgrimage. saudi arabia is employing 100,000 security military. the interior ministry says it knows the 3 million pilgrims are a target for terrorism. the white house offering aid to help ease the refugee crisis. the money will bring the total assistance package to $4.5 billion. and it will help pay for emergency health care, food, water and shelter for displaced syrians with the u.s. now preparing to take in nearly 200,000 refugees over the next two years, republican lawmakers criticized the plan as being too big. the fbi refusing to disclose if agents recovered any e-mails from hillary clinton's private server and the agency refuses to say if it's even investigating the former secretary of state's e-mail. the state department has asked the fbi twice now in the past month for any information recovered from clinton's e-mail server. after getting no information,
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the matter went before federal judge yesterday, but the fbi provided no details to that court. purchase. this there is there is one less republican in the race for president. wisconsin governor scott walker surprised supporters late yesterday by dropping out saying the race is about personal attacks and not issues. he's urging others to drop out so that the party can unify around someone other than donald trump. >> i encourage other republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same. so that the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive conservative alternative to the current front-runner. >> walker had struggled to generate cash and enthusiasm after lackluster debate performances. republican candidate ben carson is trying to clarify those controversial statements that he made about not supporting a muslim for president. overnight carson said he met -- meant radical islamists, not moderate muslims.
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he said religion shouldn't matter as long as the president can support the constitution. islamic american groups called for carson to drop out of the race. jeb bush facing a wave of criticism over immigration. hecklers interrupted a bush speech to the hispanic chamber of commerce. they shouted no hope without our vote an apparent reference to the fact that no republican can win the white house without significant hispanic support. >> sexual assaults on college campuses appear to be more common than thought. 26% of college women responding to an anonymous survey say they've been victims by their senior year. women were three times more likely than men to report an assault. nearly 800,000 students responded to that survey. now to a dramatic day in a boston courtroom stemming from a mysterious death of a 2-year-old known as baby doe. now that her true identityy has been revealed, her mother went before a judge along with her boyfriend. abc's linsey davis has the heartbreaking details of an
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innocent life snatched away. >> reporter: the months of anguish elicited by this photo turned to anger as baby bella's mother and her mother's boyfriend appeared in court. >> you rot in hell. you rot in hel! >> reporter: 35-year-old michael mccarthy charged with bella's murder, and her mother rachelle bond charged as an accessory, accused of helping him to cover it up. it was a friend of mccarthy who went to police after talking with bond. >> ms. bond broke down crying and said, "i will never see my daughter again." he asked her, "what do you mean by that?" and she responded, "michael mccarthy killed her." >> reporter: bond told police one night in may bella was unruly, and mccarthy said he would go calm her down. when it became quiet she went to check on them. >> she found mr. mccarthy standing over bella, he said, she was a demon anyway. it was her time to die. >> reporter: inside the house, police found books involving demons and death. in court, bella's biological father wiping away tears. mccarthy is being held without bail. bond is being held on one million dollars cash bond.
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both are expected back in court next month. linsey davis, an abc news, boston. >> a man in connecticut is enjoying life with his new buy onic ankle. >> alex boyd is now the first person in his state to have what's called a megatron nick ankle. a hi-tech circuitry that lets boyd do just about anything he wants. >> they've all been an asset to my life but this particular one no need to worry about anything i'm doing. i can get up, program and go about my business. >> do you know what, there's even an app through which boyd can make small adjustments to make it more comfortable. a small boy once asked him if he was a cyborg. he said yes. and he told the kid to stay in school and do his homework. >> very cool. he's got a good sense of humor about it and good outlook about
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it. we're getting our first look at the world's largest sailing ship. it's been under construction now for the last three years. >> now the truly gigantic boat is being tested at sea for the first time. it's nearly 470 feet long, three masts high, about 300 feet high. that's eight decks and can accommodate 20 guests and 54 crew members. >> it has at least one pool, a helicopter pad and an underwater observation pod. it belongs to a russian billionaire. he paid more than $400 million for it. yeah. >> why? >> the owner's name is andrey igorevich melnichenko. >> bless you. >> thank you. >> again sund height. >> he's the ninth richest man in russia. i guess when you're the 9th richest man and 97th richest man in the world, this is what you do with some of your money. >> okay. coming up in "the skinny," who got the boot from "dancing with
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the stars" and how madonna surprised a former "world news now" anchor. >> and also ahead, consumer challenge. the family skipping all unnecessary purchases to make a point and save money. how long could you avoid binge shopping? >> how a mother's phobia led to this accident with a school bus. what led her to lose control. but first, today's weather forecast. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather, brought to you by united health care. ve got a nice long life ah. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, sured by unitedhealthcare surance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs.
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vacant lot triggered an explosive device planted by the owner of a pot growing operation. they say the victim may have been trying to steal the marijuana. he wasn't seriously injured. no arrests yet. that could change. >> here's a bizarre accident that was caused by anitiesy bitsy spider. a woman claims it climbed on to her insured as she was pulling out of her driveway. she bailed out of the vehicle while it was in motion leaving her 9-year-old son in the car still because of a spider. he tried to stop the car but hit the gas instead of the brake and hit a school bus. there were no kids on that bus. the boy suffered minor head injuries. we're not sure about the spider. look at that. that was the result of a spider. >> i believe it. turning now to an alarming story every parent should be aware of. a tough punishment for a teen caught sexting with his girlfriend. the high school football star with nude photos on his phone was forced to register as a sex offender. abc's ryan smith with more. >> reporter: a star north
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carolina high school quarterback making headlines, but not for his plays on the field. 17-year-old cormega copening striking a plea deal after facing child pornography felony charges for sexually exploiting a minor, himself. copingening faced up to ten years in prison after police say they discovered nude images of himself, 16 at the time, and his then 16-year-old girlfriend on his cell phone. while investigating unrelated claims of sexting at a school last october. >> when our investigators went through his phone looking at the data on it, we saw that there were photos of himself and another person. >> reporter: neither copenening or the young woman shared the pictures further. but authorities charged them as adults because they are now 17 and accusing them of multiple counts of making and possessing images of their underage 16-year-old selves, considering each the predator and the victim. >> the l law says nobody can ben possession of plicit images of a minor. there's no exception. >> authorities claiming their photographs were illegal. but the legal age of consent for
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sex in north carolina, 16. legal by comparison. the young woman took a plea deal in july but earlier this month, copening's lawyer fighting for the charges to be reduced and keeping his name off the sex offender registry. >> it's scary my life could have been gone down the drain over pictures. >> you cormega and the woman have been ordered to do community service. and they'll not be allowed to have a cell phone for a year. if they comply, their records will be wiped clean. ryan smith, abc news, new york. wow. coming up, sparks fly on jimmy kimmel's set last night. kermit and miss piggy's breakup taking an ugly turn. >> yeah, it did. >> and the actor betrayed by his childhood friend for trying to sell private photos. "the skinny" is next. rivate photos. "the skinny" is next. >> "world news now" continues after this from ou
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♪ skinny, so skinny well, this has just gotten ugly now. leading "the skinny," kermit and miss piggy pulling no punches on late night tv. >> their highly publicized split turned even uglier on the set of jimmy kimmel live. things started off okay, but once jimmy sat them down, the emotions came pouring out. >> miss piggy pointed to kermit's webbed feet as one of the reasons for their split. something she claims she wasn't
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aware of and that's when it got just awkward. >> the only time i ever came across a frog in school, i dissected it. >> i bet you ripped his heart out too. >> yeah, he thinks he had one. >> this is genuinely uncomfortable. it really is. >> well, despite the tough moments the two were relatively professional. kermit preferred not to discuss the new lady in his life because she's not a public figure. >> miss piggy says she's going out every night and having fun. but if last night's appearance is any indication, there's still a lot of unresolved issues there. >> their new show premieres tonight on abc. turning now to another uncomfortable situation. actor ryan reynolds finding out his friend was trying to sell pictures of his child. >> the new issue of "gq" magazine, reynolds explains that is one of his oldest friends, quoting here, had been shopping pictures of my baby around. reynolds recently became a father when his wife blake lively had their daughter james.
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>> after learning of the attempted sale, reynolds confronted the friend and apparently the conversation did not go well because he doesn't anticipate seeing or talking to him again. that's a tough one. i can't believe somebody would. >> that's unfortunate. >> moving on to drama in the ballroom with the first elimination of the new season of "dancing with the stars." >> but first, at the top of the leader board from last night, bindi irwin earning the judge's best score, 25 out of 30 with a rocking performance set to the sounds of fellow australians ac/dc. bindi said their song "you shook me" was a favorite of her late father and reminds her of the times they spent together when she was young. >> it was kind of emotional there. >> a controversial celebrity cook paula deen danced the rhumba. the judges liked her improvement over last week with a score of 19. >> paula deen getting hot. >> looking sexy. gary busey not so sexy. he did improve. he ended up on the chopping block after a stiff but enthusiastic performance.
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>> how did chaka khan get the lowest score with a 15 which seemed to do in the legendary singer? unfortunately, she's the first one to be eliminateded from season 21. but she left on a positive note saying that she made great friends. >> good genes or good doctors? >> oh, no. >> good genes. good genes. >> all right. lastly, here's some more dancing for you, but this is a bit of dirty dancing. >> yeah, at a recent madonna concert, the queen of pop pulled a taylor swift by bringing a famous friend on stage. this moment wasn't so pg. >> cnn host and former "world news now" anchor anderson cooper. she made him do some dancing first. then madonna got naughty. >> oh, lord. >> bending cooper over and spanking him in front of the brooklyn crowd. >> it didn't stop there. >> madonna gave anderson the bachelor party treatment with a snackful of innuendo, a bana
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♪ >> this is a tough one. cutting back on expensive purchases, it's essential to sticking to a budget. so how long do you think it would last before purchasing things like electronics and clothing and pretty much anything else besides food? how long could it be that you could possibly stick to that? >> till the next apple product comes out. probably not for an entire year. that's what one family did. abc's rebecca jarvis with their story. >> reporter: it's the ultimate challenge one nashville family says changed their lives
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forever. >> we just had a better understanding of the things that mattered. >> reporter: for one year, scott and gabby dan miller kept a tight lid on their wallets and stopped buying. no new clothes, gadgets, electronics, toys, books or home decor. >> the things that were on the list that we could buy, food items, also if an experience. hygiene items were okay, but if it wasn't something we could use up within a year, we couldn't buy it. >> right. >> reporter: the experiment profiled? scott's new book "the year without a purchase, one family's quest to stop shopping and start connecting." >> it was about getting back to what's really important. >> it did feel freeing not to buy anything. it did. at first it was hard and then it was just great. >> that freedom allowed the dan millers to get back to basics as a family, but scott says it wasn't always easy. >> i have to travel a lot for my job. and so a suitcase is really important. my suitcase broke. and i was unable to fix it.
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so she pulls out of the closet my daughter's little lavender child size rolling suitcase. it was hard for me because i thought, gosh, this doesn't match who i am. >> reporter: their top three tips for success, avoid visiting stores you don't really need anything from. unsubscribe from marketing e-mail lists and throw away circulars to avoid temptation. >> the challenge stripped away the clutter. >> taking a vacation from consumerism, giving this family a whole new perspective on what's really important. >> for us, it was focusing less on stuff and focusing on each other. >> rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> i love that idea. what an incredible idea. i love it. >> it's a great idea. i don't know that i could pull it off. >> i have a healthy addiction to shopping. >> yes, you do.
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making news in america this morning, pope francis hours away from his first flight to the u.s. the faithful beginning to gather. the security ramping up. we're live in washington with the details. early exit. scott walker dropping out of the presidential race plus overnight ben carson clarifying his controversial comments on mus m muslims and ted cruz getting booed on a late show appearance. a man walking by and this close brush with death. "dancing with the stars," bindi irwin rocking out to her dad's favorite song. paula deen getting a leg up and the first elimination. well, good tuesd


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